2010 Annual Conference Programs

Strategic Future of Print Collections in Research Libraries

Sunday, June 27, 10:30–Noon

Use of print library collections is shifting from physical circulation to digital reformatting and screen delivery. Does this shift suggest a continuing role for physical collections or does their screen delivery inherently suggest print disposal? Recent technologies of print-on-demand will be evaluated from a preservation perspective, interdependence of similar physical and digital collections discussed, and preservation service reassignment and preservation advocacy for the continuing role of print in the context of its digital delivery will be explored.


  • Debra Nolan, Executive Director, Library Binding Institute
  • Gary Frost, Library Conservator, University of Iowa

Speakers and Topics

  • Walt Crawford, Editorial Director, Library Leadership Network
    Topic: Interdependence Between Print and Screen
  • Shannon Zachary, Preservation & Conservation, University of Michigan
    Topic: Implications for the Strategic Future of Print Given the Googlization of Books
  • Werner Rebsamen, Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Topic: Print On Demand Quality Issues

Sponsored by PARS. Cosponsored by ACRL RBMS.